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  • Minecraft update 1.7 to include Underground Ravines, screenshot revealed

    Minecraft creator Notch has posted some new details about the newest addition to update 1.7 also known as "adventure update".

    Minecraft logo

    Notch said, "Keeping 1.7 secret is frustrating and hard work. I feel a constant need to spoilerize. Anyway, I added underground ravines."

    Notch also provided a screenshot of the underground ravines. check out the screenshot below:

    Underground Ravines

  • Trenched for Xbox Live delayed in Europe

    It has been officially announced that Trenched will not launched in Europe today. The reason given out for the delay by Xbox Live Editor Daniel Maher, "distribution problems".

    Trenched logo

    Daniel Maher said, "For those asking about Trenched, its European release is delayed,"

    "No new release date has been set, but it'll be 'as soon as possible'."

    Maher further added, "Official line on Trenched's delay is, "Unexpected challenges with distribution in some European regions". Shouldn't take long!"

  • PS3 hacker Graf Chokolo: "Going to jail soon, No Money left to pay court cost"

    The famous German PS3 jailbreak hacker Alexander "Graf Chokolo" Egorenkov expects to go to jail, and the reason he is saying this, "Going to jail soon probably because I cannot pay court costs".

    PS3 Jailbreaker Graf Chokolo

    Alexander Egorenkov is the same man who attempted to restore Linux to PS3 after Sony removed it with firmware update v3.21. The firm is suing the hacker for a whooping one million Euros.

    Alexander Egorenkov wrote on his website, "No money left any more,"

    "Going to jail soon probably because I cannot pay court costs. But I'm ready to stand up for everything I said and go to jail for that, too.

    "It's not important to win, more important is to show them that we are ready to fight, that they cannot scare me off that easily. Yeah, I'm ready to go to jail for my beliefs and my principles."

    On his personal website, Egorenkov's is asking for donations, "Guys, I never wanted to take money from anybody for my work," he wrote. "And I always shared my work and code with PS3 developers and community. Recently I was working on bringing Linux to PS3 back, as you all know, unfortunately SONY managed to stop me."

  • Blizzard to launch WoW: Cataclysm in China next month

    Blizzard has just announced that the firm will relesed World of Warcraft: Cataclysm will launch in China on July 12.

    Mike Morhaime, Blizzard head said, "We’ve always appreciated Chinese gamers’ passion and support for World of Warcraft, and we’re excited that they’ll soon be able to enjoy all of the great new content this expansion has to offer,"

    WoW: Cataclysm screenshot

    Cataclysm will launch in China seven months after it did in the west in December 2010.

  • Toys R Us Ad "BUY ANY 2 GAMES ONLY FOR $50" was misprinted

    The latest Toy's R Us ad, which reads "BUY ANY 2 GAMES ONLY FOR $50" features newer games on the list like "F.E.A.R 3" and L.A Noire. Well don't get too excited, it was a huge mistake from Store side as they misprinted the ad.

    Toys R Us store logo

    It was supposed to read "Buy 2 games and get a $50 gift card". The Store has identified the mistake and has notified all its customer about the same. Check out the misprinted ad below:

    Toys R Us game ad

  • Resident Evil: Revival Selection dated for Japan

    The launch date of Resident Evil: Revival Selection has been revealed. Resident Evil: Revival Selection is a retail package that features remastered versions of Resident Evil 4 and Resident Evil: Code Veronica X, it will launch in Japan on September 8.

    Resident Evil: Revival Selection screensho

    According to the details revealed in the latest issue of Famitsu, Resident Evil: Revival Selection Xbox 360 version will be a two disc game, and PS3 version is on one Blu-ray.

    Resident Evil: Revival Selection will carry a price tag of 4,490 yen ($56).

  • Mass Effect 3 lead Gameplay Designer "Christina Norman" leaves Bioware

    Christina Norman, the lead gameplay designer of Mass Effect 2 and Mass Effect 3 has left Bioware firm. Chris Priestly, Bioware’s community manager confirmed the news on game's official forum.

    Christina Norman

    On Mass Effect 3 official forum, Chris Priestly wrote, "I removed Christina Norman from the Twitter information section as Christina has left BioWare (she recently got married and she and her husband moved away from Edmonton)."

    Bioware has already replace Norman in Mass Effect 3 with Preston Watamaniuk.

  • FFXIII-2 features many other new characters apart from Noel

    Isamu Kamikokuryo, Final Fantasy XIII-2 art director, in an interview to Famitsu has confirmed Noel as one of the lead character, but he won't be the only major character in the sequel.

    FFXIII-2 logo

    It's unclear what Isamu Kamikokuryo means by "main characters", as FFXIII-2 producer at E3 confirmed that the sequel story will center on Noel and Serah. From Isamu Kamikokuryo statement we can expect some additional major additions to the cast.

    Kamikokuryo also revealed few additional details regarding the team working on FFXIIX-2, along with some additional hints:

    • The staff remains mostly the same from the original.
    • Tetsuya Nomura handled designs for the characters' faces while the bodies and clothing were handled by other FF series art directors.
    • The character shown standing back-to-back with Lightning in the game's original January trailer was designed by Yusuke Naora.
    • The enemies that appear in the Neo Bodham area are a new category of enemy that are neither from Cocoon nor Pulse. They're designed by lead art designer Toshitaka Matsuda.
    • There is a common pattern that appears on Lightning's shield and Serah's clothing. When playing the game, you'll find out why the pattern is the same.
    • A number of people submitted Moogle designs, but in the end they went with Matsuda's design. Matsuda also designed Lightning's sword, NPCs, new monsters, backgrounds, and the summons which appear in a different form from the original.
    • Similar to the original, Lightning's sword can transform between gun and sword.
    • The game's maps weren't finalized from the start this time. Instead, they're letting the staff fill the maps with ideas for things like short-cuts and so-forth. They're letting the staff be free to do trial and error in this area.
    • Because of the tight production schedule, they didn't have much time for pre production. They didn't even have enough time to do much in the way of setting drawings. In some cases, they used photographs and other resources to explain things. Looking at the bright side, Kamikokuryo said that this actually made it easier to get the point across, and allowed them to change their approach to direction.
  • Battlefield 3 vs Modern Warfare 3 comparison chart

    Off late there has been lots of discussion going around regarding which one is better game, "Battlefield 3" or "Modern Warfare 3". However the final call in this regard is upto you, and to help you out in making a correct decision we have this "Facts and Figures" comparison chart for both these games.

    Battlefield 3 vs MW3

    Check out each and every details in the image below("Gamemarsha"):

    Battlefield 3 vs Modern Warfare 3 comparison chart

  • Cliff Bleszinski: Itching to start work on New IP

    Cliff Bleszinski, the man behind Gears of War fame, has said he's been itching to start work on something other than Gears.

    Cliff Bleszinski

    In an interview to IndustryGamers, Gears of War lead designer said, "I’ve been itching for a while [to create something new],"

    "When we finished Unreal Tournament I wanted to do another game. It’s just a matter of opportunity and figuring things out. So all hands are on Gears right now, in the foreseeable future. But, we’ll see how things go."

    Gears of War 3 is schedule to launch in September, and it has taken the whole of Raleigh studios with an iron grip, "That’s one thing I know about Epic traditionally is if you’re a body in Raleigh, you get sucked into the Gears vortex," Bleszinski added.